Yale receiver Deon Randall spurned Harvard, became Bulldogs’ best

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–Just a few more days til “The Game,” Yale versus Harvard. For the first time in 8 years, the game is about more than just bragging rights. An Ivy league championship is on the line.

Last year “The Game” was over at halftime, as Harvard trounced the Bulldogs, 34-7. Yale hasn’t won the game since 2006.

Bulldog Captain Deon Randall was recruited to play defensive back at Harvard but instead he signed on to play wide receiver at Yale. He’s never beaten the Crimson and a win this weekend would be nice.

“I obviously don’t like them, but I do have a tremendous amount of respect for them,” Randall told SportzEdge. “It kind of plays into our team motto, respect all fear none. We don’t fear them at all but we definitely respect them for all they’ve been able to do up there in Cambridge.”

It’s funny how things work out in life. Harvard didn’t think Randall was good enough to play on offense, and now he’s Yale’s all-time leading receiver.

Now he’s Yale’s all time leading receiver. Yale head coach Tony Reno recruited Randall to play at Harvard while he was an assistant with the Crimson.

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